Dianne's Sympathy Card 12

Mona Pendleton | Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 7:38 AM | , ,

Dianne's Sympathy Card

Hi Girls! TGIF! :) I am super excited the weekend is here because this is the start of my vacation. :) I created this card for my girlfriend Dianne and her husband, Tellis expressing my sympathy for their loss. Tellis came to the US more than 40 yrs ago as a high school foreign exchange student from Kedhares, Cyprus. When the school year had ended, Tellis had to return to Cyprus to fulfill his obligation to the Greek military for 2 years. Upon completion, he returned to the US & that is when Dianne met him. They have been married for more than 25 years! Dianne, of Polish descent, from Pennsylvania meets the love of her life, Tellis from Kedhares, Cyprus in Phoenix, AZ! :) Anyhow, Tellis's "American" mother passed away this week at the age of 94. This card is for the both of them. I incorporated the SU colors Elegant Eggplant, Barely Banana & Bordering Blue from the Color Throwdown #44 Challenge. As always, thank you for visiting my blog. Comments are ALWAYS appreciated! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients Used:

Paper: SU Elegant Eggplant, Barely Banana, Bordering Blue & Whisper White

Ink: SU Bordering Blue, VersaMark, VersaMagic Eggplant

Stamps: SU Heartfelt Thanks, Warmest Regards

Sprinkles: Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder, generic white & clear embossing powders & brads, Offray ribbon

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Summertime! 18

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 10:39 AM | , , , ,

Summertime!

Hi Cyber Girl Friends! :) Are you all ready for Summertime? Maybe a trip to the beach, wearing your favorite pair of flip flops! :) With that thought in my mind, I created this card. It is officially the first week of summer vacation here in Phoenix for my son and step-kids! :) We will be driving to San Diego for our annual summer "kid" vacation on Saturday, so hopefully we will "find joy in the little things." :) The colors used are SU Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, So Saffron from the Splitcoast Color Challenge #220. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and browse. Please feel free to leave a comment! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Versa Mark

Stamps:
SU A Beautiful Thing, Polk a Dots & Paisley

Sprinkles: Quickutz Flip Flop, Flower & Sand Dollar dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, EK Success Oval punch, SU silver cord, generic brads & white embossing powder

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Happy Memorial Day! 12

Mona Pendleton | Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 8:41 PM | , , , , ,

Happy Memorial Day!

Hi Cyber Girl Friends! :) I hope all of you had a relaxing Memorial Day! I posted the following comment elsewhere on my blog but I want to make sure all of you had the opportunity to read it. First, I want to thank you for all your support! You are all so nice! :) I guess I lost focus for a short time & got caught up in the moment of wanting to make the Top 10 in the challenges :( I apologize because my intentions with this blog was to share what I love to do with girls like all of you who are interested in my creations! I hope you all understand. :) All the comments that you girls leave and the number of followers that are interested in my creations are WAY MORE than I ever imagined! :) I admit, it would be exciting to make the Top however, the challenges jump start my creative juices! :) So sincerely, thank you all very much! :) Now for this card, I realize I am a little late with this Memorial Day card but I was busy today making 4 sets of that "Bird" gift basket for a few friends & my sister. :) I knew I did not need this card until Tuesday morning when I returned to work. :) My inspiration for making this All American Patchwork Quilt card was for one of my dearest friends, Helen. Helen is a Registered Nurse that is also my Mentor/Co-Worker/Friend. Her very first nursing assignment fresh out of Nursing School was in an Army M.A.S.H. Unit during the Vietnam War! I work in the Operating Room and Helen is our Foundation! This is a Thank You card for ALL the men & women, ESPECIALLY Helen, for serving OUR Country, putting their lives on the line for OUR Freedom! I incorporated Color Inspiration #53 found at KWERNERDESIGN.COM Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! Please feel free to leave a comment. Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper:
Bazzill North Sea, SU Whisper White, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black, DCWV The Summer Stack 2005

Ink: SU Basic Black

Stamps: SU Cute & Curly

Sprinkles:
Sizzix SU Top Note die & Curly Label Punch, EK Success 1" square punch, Making Memories Buttons, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Offray ribbon, generic brads, DMC floss

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This One's For The Birds! 15

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, May 23, 2009 @ 7:18 PM | , ,

This One's For The Birds!

Hi Cyber Girl Friends! :) I hope all of you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! In case any of you are curious, none of my little creations have made it to the Top 10 Favorites in any of the Color Challenges. :( I am going to continue stamping away & having a great time creating. Maybe one day, I will make it to the Top 10 & if I am really fortunate, I will get chosen to be a member of a design team! :) Anyone in need of a Cardstock Cupcake or a DieCutz Diva on their design team? :) My inspiration for my basket of goodies comes from a special someone, MY Chemo Buddy. She is having a birthday this month and her favorite color is YELLOW, favorite scent is VANILLA & favorite flavor of tea is GREEN tea. I just had to use the ever so popular SU Cheep Talk set again! :) Those little birds are SOOO cute, I just want to pinch their cheeks! :) Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! Please feel free to leave a comment. Be Sweet! Until next time...

Here is a brief description of the items in the basket:

1.) The VANILLA scented candle jar topper was made by layering several colors of cardstock cut from Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties & embellished with the stamped bird & flower.

2.) The tin has an Organza pouch inside that is filled with GREEN tea. The lid is decorated with the following: cardstock, a tag made using Spellbinders Labels One die set, a discontinued Sizzix Teapot die cut that is embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder & stamped with a flower. The tag attached to the tea tin, was cut using the Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties. On the back of that Scalloped Circle tag it reads, "I wish we could sit down

together and have a cup of tea, but since we can't, when you have this one, I hope you'll think of me. Unknown"

3.) My "Cheep Talk" card.

4.) The birdhouse was cut using the FREE pattern that can be found at http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/05/introducing-bird-watching-additions.html After cutting out the birdhouse, I stamped & embossed the flower images on it. The birdhouse has an Organza pouch inside that is filled with VANILLA potpourrii.

Ingredients Used:

Paper: Bazzill London Fog, SU So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: VersaMark, Versamagic Thatched Straw, SU Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue

Stamps: SU Cheep Talk, Fancy Flexible Phrases, God's Blessings

Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles & Labels One die sets, Offray ribbon, Sizzix Teapot die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, EK Success 1" & 1 1/4" circle, 1 1/4" & 1 1/2" scalloped circle puches, SU silver cord, generic brads, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile II& XL eyelet, ProvoCraft Terrifically Tacky Tape

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Beautiful Butterfly Card 7

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 6:59 AM | , , , ,

Beautiful Butterfly Card

Hi Cyber Friends! :) Thanks for ALL the support with my blog! :) After work yesterday, I had a few minutes to spare, so I stopped by my local scrapbook store and found this gorgeous Quickutz butterfly die that I could not go home without! :) I used it to make a card for this week's Color Inspiration Challenge on Kristina Werner's blog. I must confess, it was a real CHALLENGE for me this time around with the color's! Please feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think of my creation! :) Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:



Paper: Bazzill Whirlpool, SU Whisper White, So Saffron, More Mustard, Sahara Sand

Ink: SU Sahara Sand, More Mustard, VersaMark


Stamps:
SU Baroque Motifs, Well Worn Words

Sprinkles: Quickutz Butterfly die, EK Success Oval punch, SU oval punch, Spellbinders Labels One dies, generic white embossing powder & brads, Offray ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

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Cheep Talk! 29

Mona Pendleton | Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:18 AM | , , ,

Cheep Talk!

Hi Girls! I survived the CRAZINESS of the TWO pre-teen & teenager pool parties this weekend! ;) Not one crumb left over from TWO dozen of cupcakes, ONE dozen of White Chocolate Macadamia Nut & ONE dozen of Chocolate Chunk cookies & EIGHT bags of various chips! :) Those kids can really eat!!! Thankfully, I have the day off from my REAL job, (the one that supports this hobby / paper addiction :), so I gathered some ingredients including sprinkles & started creating! :) My inspiration for this card comes from the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge - Week 6 that can be found at www.DAWNMCVEY.TYPEPAD.COM & from the Challenge 51 Buttons Galore than can be found at www.aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com I stamped my own Designer Paper starting with a white sheet of CS, randomly stamping a bird image using VersaMagic's Sea Breeze Chalk Ink, then heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Repeating these steps with the other stamps & colors used. I love heat embossing with VersaMagic Chalk Ink because its consistancy is so thick & moist. Perfect for embossing! Please feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think of my creation! :) Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU Cool Caribbean, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Jumbo Java, Pink Grapefruit Chalk Ink

Stamps: SU Cheep Talk

Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels One, EK Success Scalloped Circle & Round punches, Offray satin ribbon, Jo-Ann Craft Essentials buttons, brads & clear embossing powder, DMC embroidery floss

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Happy 12th Birthday Meri! 9

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, May 16, 2009 @ 5:02 PM | , , , , ,

Happy 12th Birthday Meri!

Hi Everyone! The first pool party was a success!:) It is over 100 degrees here in Phoenix and our pool is 90 (with a little help from the solar panels! :) I love it warm and so do all these teenagers! :) I made this Happy Birthday card for my step daughter, Meredith, who is turning 12 on May 19th. Please keep in mind her favorite color is GREEN! This card is also my entry for "Challenge 51 Buttons Galore" that can be found over at http://www.aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Comments always encouraged! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:


Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Bazzill Bling White & Chiffon

Ink: SU Basic Black

Stamps: SU Greetings For You & God's Blessings, Studio G Alphabet

Sprinkles: Cricut Expression, Cricut Celebrations cartridge, Cuttlebug Scalloped Flower dies, EK Success Scalloped Flower & circle punches, Quickutz Stripes label embossing folder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Jo-Ann Craft Essentials Buttons, Offray ribbon


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Congratulations Wyatt! 5

Mona Pendleton | @ 6:07 AM | , , ,

Congratulations Wyatt!

Hi Girls! It's going to be a CRAZY weekend at my house! My 13 yr. old step-son is having a end of the school year pool party today & my step daughter will be celebrating her 12th birthday tomorrow! Each will be having 10-15 friends over! :) My sister is going to her friends son high school graduation party, so she asked me if I had a "masculine" Celebration card on hand. I rarely make those sort of cards except for my husband's birthday and Father's Day! I couldn't have her give Wyatt a "girly" pink, flowery sort of card! ;) Knowing that the boy was active in the FFA & 4H club, I used a "Western" theme for my inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and browse. Please feel free to leave a comment! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU Outlaw DP, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Ink: VersaMark, SU Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Sweet Serendipity, Wanted

Sprinkles: Sizzix Sizzlit Oval die, EK Success 3/4" Circle punch & Copper embossing powder, Jo-Ann Craft Essentials brads & cord, Cuttlebug Scalloped Circle dies, Making Memories distressing & paper piercing tools

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Vibrant Petals! 11

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 9:58 PM | , ,

Vibrant Petals!
Hi Girls! Doesn't this card just scream FRESH Lime, Lemon or Orange juice? Maybe a FRESH wedge on the side of your favorite beverage while relaxing at the pool side? :) I made this card for my co-worker who loves to EAT lemons! (Her dentures can handle all the acid, I am not so sure about her tummy though! :) The colors used are SU Old Olive, Only Orange and Summer Sun from the Splitcoast Color Challenge #218. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and browse. Please feel free to leave a comment! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU Old Olive, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Whisper White

Ink: SU Old Olive, Only Orange, Summer Sun, VersaMark

Stamps: SU Petal Pizzazz, Polk a Dots & Paisley

Sprinkles: EK Success Scalloped Circle and oval punches, SU Scalloped circle punch, Spare Parts brads, Offray ribbon, Quikutz Dot embossing folder, generic white embossing powder

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Darling Dots Daisy 7

Mona Pendleton | Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:48 PM | , , ,

Darling Dots Daisy!

Hi Girls! This is a card I made to thank my sister for dog sitting my babies over the weekend while I was out of town! :) It is also my entry for the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge - W

eek 5 that can be found at WWW.DAWNMCVEYTYPEPAD.COM Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and browse! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:


Paper: SU Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink Pir ouette, Pixie Pink

Ink: SU Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Pixie Pink

Stamps: SU Darling Dots, Seeing Spots

Sprinkles: Basic Grey brads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Sizzix Flower Daisies die, generic ribbon, SU Oval punch, Sizzix Sizzlit Oval die


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Happy Mother's Day! 10

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, May 10, 2009 @ 12:13 AM | , ,

Happy Hello Card #2

Hi Girls! Happy Mother's Day and Happy Hello to all of you! I created this card for my Chemo Angel buddy, while incorporating the colors from the Splitcoast Color Challenge #217. The colors that had to be used were Cameo Coral, Garden Green & Ballet Blue. I have been a "Card Angel" for approximately a year now. As a Card Angel, you will send your assigned patient at least one card, letter, or note a week, and perhaps a small gift every now and then, but gifts are not required for Card Angels. Being a Card Angel is a great option for volunteers with limited budgets. If you are interested or have further questions, please visit chemoangels.net Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and browse! :) Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, Basic Black

Ink: SU Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Garden Green

Stamps: SU Simply Said, A Beautiful Thing, Lots of Thoughts

Sprinkles: EK Success flower punches, Martha Stewart border punch, generic black brads, Offray ribbon

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A Little Something for You Gift Tag 3

Mona Pendleton | Friday, May 8, 2009 @ 4:46 PM | , ,

A Little Something for You Gift Tag

Hi Girls! I almost forgot about this gift tag that I wanted to share. I made this tag to attach to a loaf of pumpkin/ginger bread, (my favorite anytime of the year:), that I made as a gift for some of my special friends for Mother's Day. Sorry about the photo, I took it in my car with my cellphone! :) I first cut the tag using chipboard for stability, then adhered the embellished cardstock die cut to the chipboard. Hope you like the tag! Thanks for stopping by and looking! Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU More Mustard, Whisper White, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Ink: SU More Mustard, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: SU Petal Pizzazz, Yummy

Sprinkles: Sizzix SU Birds & Blooms dies, Sizzix SU Top Note Big Shot die, Paper Studio ribbon, Basic Grey brads, Crop-a-Dile II, We R Memory Keepers XL eyelet, generic chipboard

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Happy Hello Card! 13

Mona Pendleton | @ 2:12 PM | , , , , ,

Happy Hello Card!

Happy Hello Girls! You girls are so awesome!!! :) I want to thank all of you for your ongoing support on both my blog and YouTube videos! I really appreciate all of you for taking time out of your busy daily lives to browse my blog, for posting comments, viewing my YouTube videos and leaving comments there as well. Thanks again for sharing my little spot on the World Wide Web! :) I made this card for the Color Inspiration Challenge #51 found at www.KWERNERDESIGN.COM Thanks for stopping by and looking! Be Sweet! Until next time...

Ingredients used:

Paper: SU More Mustard, Whisper White, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Ink: SU More Mustard, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: SU Petal Pizzazz, Lots of Thoughts

Sprinkles: Sizzix Sizzlit Oval die, Sizzix SU Birds & Blooms dies, Paper Studio ribbon, Basic Grey brads, Martha Stewart punch, SU small oval punch

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Mother's Day Gift Bag Tutorial and Video 17

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, May 3, 2009 @ 8:44 PM | , , , , , , ,

Mother's Day Gift Bag Tutorial and Video

Hi Everyone! I was very excited to create something using the Cricut Expression 12" x 24" mat in conjunction with the 12" x 24" Bazzill cardstock that I purchased from Ohmycrafts.com. I chose to make the Gift Bag from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge for the special girls in my life that are Moms. :) I hope you find it helpful and useful! Thanks for stopping by and looking! Be Sweet! Until next time...



Instructions for the Large & Small Gift Bag, Tag Pocket and Note card:

1. Using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge (p. 115), select the Giftbag, Real Dial Size, using the dial select 11.5".

2. Cut.

3. Being sure to line up "tick" marks, score bag.

4. Add Sprinkles & have fun decorating as you wish, then tape bag together, set aside. (I used 1.5" & 1.75" daisies & brads)

5. Using the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge (p. 112), select the Tag Pocket, Real Dial Size, using the dial select 8".

6. Cut then REPEAT step 3, set aside.

7. Using the Cricut Walk in My Garden cartridge (p. 82), select the Daisy, Real Dial Size, Quantity x 2, using the dial select 2".

8. Cut then REPEAT step 7 using various sizes for the daisy embellishment on the tag.

9. Attach Daisy with brad.

10. Tape Tag.

11. For Note Card, cut a 7" x 2" piece of cardstock, score at 3.5", decorate as desired & place in Tag Pocket.

12. Attach Tag Pocket with ribbon.

Instructions for the Small Gift Bag Tag:

1. Using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge (p.92), select the Tag, Real Dial Size, using the dial select 2".

2. Cut & add sprinkles as desired. (I embossed the tag with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder & attached a daisy from WIMG cart.)

3. Attach tag to gift bag using cord / ribbon of choice.


Ingredients used:

Paper: Bazzill Peach Glow, Casa, Adobe, White

Ink: VersaMark, SU Pretty in Pink

Stamps: SU Darling Dots, All Holidays

Accessories: Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More & Walk in My Garden cartridges, ProvoCraft Terrifically Tacky Tape, Making Memories Brads, Dashes, Dots & Checks Ribbon mlti-colored ribbon, SU silver cord, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

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